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Overview of Asian Wrestling Championship 2020 held in New Delhi

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The 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships, organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and United World Wrestling (UWW) , an international governing body for the sport of amateur wrestling, was held at the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium in Indira Gandhi Arena, New Delhi from February 18 – 23, 2020.
The event had a total of 30 weight classes in action under 3 events: Men’s freestyle, Men’s Greco-Roman and Women’s freestyle.
Medal tally:Japan topped the medal tally with 16 medals( 8 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze).While India finished 3rd rank with  20 medals( 5 Gold, 6 Silver, 9 Bronze).


Sunil Kumar wins India’s first Greco-Roman Asian Wrestling Championships gold after 27 years. In 1993 Pappu Yadav won the gold medal in the 48 kg category.

Indian winners:


S.No Player Name Category Medal
1 Ravi Kumar Dahiya Men’s freestyle- 57kg Gold
2 Sunil Kumar Men’s Greco-Roman-87 kg Gold
3 Pinki Women’s freestyle-55 kg Gold
4 Sarita Mor Women’s freestyle- 59 kg Gold
5 Divya Kakran Women’s freestyle- 68 kg Gold
6 Bajrang Punia Men’s freestyle-65 kg Silver
7 Jitender Kumar Men’s freestyle -74 kg Silver
8 Gourav Baliyan Men’s freestyle -79 kg Silver
9 Satyawart Kadian Men’s freestyle -97 Kg Silver
10 Nirmala Devi Women’s freestyle -50Kg Silver
11 Sakshi Malik Women’s freestyle -65 kg Silver
12 Rahul Aware Men’s freestyle-61 kg Bronze
13 Deepak Punia Men’s freestyle-86 kg Bronze
14 Arjun Halakurki Men’s Greco-Roman-55 Kg Bronze
15 Ashu Men’s Greco-Roman-67 Kg Bronze
16 Aditya Kundu Men’s Greco-Roman-72 Kg Bronze
17 Hardeep Singh Men’s Greco-Roman-97 Kg Bronze
18 Vinesh Phogat Women’s freestyle- 53 kg Bronze
19 Anshu Malik Women’s freestyle- 57 kg Bronze
20 Gursharan Preet Kaur Women’s freestyle- 72 kg Bronze


Countries that hadn’t Participated:

China was barred from entering into the competition due to the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak. North Korea and Turkmenistan were unable to participate in the tournament due to circumstances stemming from the outbreak.

About Asian Wrestling Championship:

i.The 2019 Asian Wrestling Championships was held in Xi’an, China from April 23 – April 28, 2019,where Iran clichéd top spot in Medal tally.

ii.The men’s tournament started in 1979 and the women’s tournament in 1996 and after that the Asian Wrestling Championship has been held every year.

About UWW (United World Wrestling):
– 1912.
Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland.
Motto– Welcome to the New World of Wrestling.
President– Nenad Lalovic.